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Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device

From: iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

Video: Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device

At some point it's likely that you'll either Now if you've ever purchased music through iTunes So if you already have an Apple ID you can skip this movie.

Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device

At some point it's likely that you'll either want to purchase additional applications for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad or you'll want to purchase music or videos from the iTunes store. We'll be taking detailed looks at how to make these purchases from your device in upcoming chapters but in order to do any of these things, you'll need to register for a free Apple ID. Now if you've ever purchased music through iTunes on your computer, you already have an account. Additionally, if you subscribe to Apple's iCloud service, or if you have an Apple ID which you created if you ever purchased anything from Apple online, you can use that account information.

So if you already have an Apple ID you can skip this movie. But if you're completely new to the Apple ecosystem, you'll need an account. So in this movie, I'll show you how to do so from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch. Start by locating and tapping the Settings icon. Then find and tap iTunes and App Store. Here, if you already have an account, is where you can sign in so your device remembers your account username. Or tap Create New Apple ID to go through the process of creating a new account. First confirm the country or region you live in. This needs to match the location of your credit card's billing address. I'll tap Next.

Then you can read through the terms and conditions of service for using the iTunes store. I'll just scroll down here. And as you can see here, there's 54 pages of legal jargon to read. Now I'll leave it entirely up to you and your own judgment whether or not you want to read through all of this. Let's just assume we did and I'll tap Agree. Now we'll tap Agree again. Next enter the email address you want to use for this account. Your email address will become your user name. Then create a password. As you can see here, your password has to be at least eight characters long, and has to contain at least one number and one capital letter. Then type it again in the verifier field to make sure you didn't make any typos. I'll tap Done. Next for security reasons you have to select and answer three questions.

Just to verify your identity if you ever forget your password and need to recover it again. So I'll tap the first question. And you have to select from some of these pre-chosen questions here. And I'll pick my third question. And I'll tap Done. Next you have the option to enter another email address in case you forget the password and also forget the answers to the questions above. Apple will send instructions to the email address you provide here on how to reaccess your account. I'm just going to leave that blank for now. Then you want to enter your birth date.

And this is just another identity verification step. Tap Done again. And lastly on the screen, decide whether you'd like to receive emails from Apple concerning new releases and changes to the store, or other information about other products and services from Apple. I'm just going to choose to turn both of these options off. I'll tap Next. And this is where you enter your credit card billing information. This is again to verify that you're a real person and to confirm your identity. You're not going to be charged anything until you actually make a purchase though. So just fill in your credit card information and then tap Next. And the final screen I'll see here is a message to verify my account. So, Apple will send an email to the address I provided here.

Let's go to my web browser. Here's the email. So, to verify the ID I just created, I just click Verify Now. They're going to ask me to sign in with the ID that I just created. And I could do this on my phone as well. And there it is. I now see that my email address has been verified. So, back here on my phone I'll tap Done. And now I should be able to sign in with the account that I just created and there it is. And I'm now ready to browse and purchase music and apps from the iTunes store which again we'll be looking at in upcoming chapters. Now before we close out this movie I just want to mention that you can also create an Apple ID through iTunes on your computer.

Which in my opinion is much quicker since you can use a real keyboard. So here in iTunes, go to the iTunes store and click Sign In. Then in this dialogue that appears you can click Create Apple ID. And at this point, you can walk through pretty much the same process as we saw on the iPhone, but it'll probably take you much less time, then when you're prompted to enter your username and password on your iOS device when you eventually go to make a purchase, just enter the account information you've created here in iTunes.

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iOS 7: iPhone and iPad Essential Training

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  1. 4m 46s
    1. Welcome
      1m 6s
    2. What's new in iOS 7?
      3m 40s
  2. 55m 0s
    1. A tour of the device
      5m 29s
    2. The Lock and Home screens
      2m 39s
    3. Accessing and using Control Center
      4m 37s
    4. Choosing and controlling your sounds
      5m 24s
    5. Learning finger gestures
      4m 1s
    6. Connecting to Wi-Fi networks
      3m 31s
    7. Using the Notification Center
      5m 41s
    8. Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and Vimeo integration
      4m 59s
    9. Setting up an Apple ID with your iOS device
      4m 21s
    10. Customizing your wallpaper
      4m 40s
    11. Multitasking
      2m 48s
    12. Sharing files with AirDrop
      2m 53s
    13. Enabling and using Touch ID
      3m 57s
  3. 20m 58s
    1. Understanding the keyless keyboard
      4m 24s
    2. Fixing typos and using autocorrection
      6m 39s
    3. Exploring Select, Cut, Copy, and Paste
      3m 3s
    4. Accessing hidden shortcuts
      1m 40s
    5. Syncing a Bluetooth keyboard
      1m 53s
    6. Adding international and emoji keyboards
      3m 19s
  4. 39m 52s
    1. Connecting your device to your Mac or PC
      5m 37s
    2. Syncing music, movies, and ringtones
      7m 30s
    3. Syncing photos from a Mac
      6m 5s
    4. Syncing photos from a PC
      3m 25s
    5. Syncing contacts and calendars from a Mac
      3m 54s
    6. Syncing contacts and calendars from a PC
      3m 13s
    7. Understanding your backup options
      3m 50s
    8. Using wireless syncing
      2m 24s
    9. Using iTunes Match
      3m 54s
  5. 56m 16s
    1. Basic phone activities
      3m 9s
    2. Adding and managing favorites
      3m 11s
    3. Accessing voicemail
      3m 12s
    4. Receiving calls
      5m 44s
    5. Blocking numbers
      2m 45s
    6. Using the iPhone during a call
      5m 10s
    7. Using FaceTime
      5m 50s
    8. Making conference calls
      3m 1s
    9. Adding recent calls to your contacts
      1m 35s
    10. Sharing contacts
      2m 51s
    11. Assigning photos and ringtones to specific contacts
      3m 34s
    12. Using the included headset
      2m 47s
    13. Using a Bluetooth headset
      3m 34s
    14. Texting and using iMessages
      9m 53s
  6. 39m 0s
    1. Importing email accounts from your computer
      1m 50s
    2. Setting up Exchange, iCloud, Gmail, Yahoo!, or AOL email accounts
      4m 20s
    3. Setting up other types of email accounts
      2m 30s
    4. Keeping your iOS device email synced with your computer
      4m 32s
    5. Composing email
      4m 47s
    6. Receiving and reading email
      9m 22s
    7. Assigning VIPs
      2m 44s
    8. Searching your mailboxes
      1m 51s
    9. Setting mail options
      7m 4s
  7. 33m 34s
    1. Web browsing with Safari
      8m 11s
    2. Saving bookmarks and viewing the History list
      6m 29s
    3. Saving images
      2m 28s
    4. Completing forms and using AutoFill
      4m 34s
    5. Using Reader and the Reading List
      2m 11s
    6. Getting some privacy
      1m 54s
    7. Using iCloud tabs
      3m 43s
    8. Using iCloud Keychain
      4m 4s
  8. 35m 41s
    1. Browsing your library
      3m 6s
    2. Playing and controlling music
      7m 17s
    3. Playing and controlling video
      2m 37s
    4. Using the included earbud controls
      3m 0s
    5. Playing and controlling video
      6m 7s
    6. Adjusting your Music settings
      6m 26s
    7. Browsing and buying with the iTunes app
      4m 8s
    8. Using AirPlay to stream content from your device to an Apple TV
      3m 0s
  9. 51m 12s
    1. Shooting still photos with your device
      6m 48s
    2. Shooting in HDR
      2m 7s
    3. Shooting panoramas
      2m 34s
    4. Viewing, organizing, and editing photos
      9m 45s
    5. Shooting video
      2m 47s
    6. Shooting slow motion (iPhone 5s)
      3m 23s
    7. Shooting in burst mode (iPhone 5s)
      1m 38s
    8. Viewing and editing video
      2m 33s
    9. Taking screenshots
      1m 23s
    10. Sharing photos and video
      6m 27s
    11. Creating albums
      2m 57s
    12. Syncing your photos with a photo stream
      4m 9s
    13. Creating a shared photo stream
      4m 41s
  10. 22m 39s
    1. Getting your location with Maps
      3m 57s
    2. Finding addresses and nearby businesses
      3m 37s
    3. Bookmarking locations
      3m 12s
    4. Getting directions
      4m 15s
    5. Showing traffic and alternative maps
      2m 48s
    6. Using 3D and Flyover views
      2m 34s
    7. Using the Compass app
      2m 16s
  11. 28m 17s
    1. Adding events to your calendar
      10m 55s
    2. Subscribing to calendars
      2m 34s
    3. Setting Time Zone Support
      2m 21s
    4. Using the Clock app
      7m 4s
    5. Setting reminders
      5m 23s
  12. 6m 11s
    1. Using the Notes app
      3m 4s
    2. Using the Voice Memos app
      3m 7s
  13. 11m 48s
    1. Passbook
      6m 6s
    2. Stocks
      2m 32s
    3. Calculator
      50s
    4. Weather
      2m 20s
  14. 20m 51s
    1. Browsing the App Store through iTunes
      6m 3s
    2. Browsing the App Store on your iOS device
      6m 15s
    3. Purchasing apps
      7m 24s
    4. Finding app settings
      1m 9s
  15. 25m 38s
    1. Airplane mode
      2m 25s
    2. Wi-Fi
      3m 2s
    3. Do Not Disturb
      4m 7s
    4. The About section
      2m 27s
    5. Usage
      4m 10s
    6. Date & Time settings
      1m 25s
    7. Restrictions
      3m 21s
    8. Privacy
      4m 41s
  16. 14m 28s
    1. Using Auto-Lock
      1m 22s
    2. Using Passcode Lock
      6m 1s
    3. Using Find My iPhone and Activation Lock
      7m 5s
  17. 17m 52s
    1. Introducing Siri
      9m 26s
    2. Listening and responding to messages
      4m 1s
    3. Setting reminders
      2m 51s
    4. Dictating in apps
      1m 34s
  18. 16m 33s
    1. Begin by restarting
      1m 6s
    2. Force-quitting apps
      1m 3s
    3. Rebooting
      43s
    4. Resetting
      1m 47s
    5. Erasing and restoring
      4m 32s
    6. Checking for updates
      1m 41s
    7. Optimizing battery life
      5m 41s
  19. 32s
    1. Goodbye
      32s

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